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Old 04-28-2010, 05:39 PM   #1
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Vehicle medical kits....

Any EMS/Firefighters out there? First of all, THANK YOU for what you do.
I keep a vehicle trauma kit in my truck, with a few IV bags, quick clot, HEM-CON dressings, Blue bag, sam splint, tourniquets, ACE wrap, Petrogauze, Asherman chest seals and gloves. Am I missing anything? Any recomendations? Ive rolled onto some nasty accidents in the past and all I had was the shirt on my back to stem bleeding. I follow the boy scout motto of be prepared. Im not an EMT (yet) so the IV bags are questionable I know (more for those rough mornings after) but how is everything else?
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Old 04-28-2010, 05:46 PM   #2
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Volunteer firefighter here.

I usually keep basic dressings and gloves along with an ambu bag, OPA/NPA's, some ears, and a bp cuff.
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Old 04-28-2010, 05:50 PM   #3
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Your kit sounds pretty good to me. To be honest, I don't have ANYTHING resembling a first aid kit in my truck. I think I have some double sided sticky tape in my glove box, maybe a tube of superglue. Thats about it!
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Old 05-12-2010, 09:01 AM   #4
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i honestly dont carry anything. out here in southern cali, we are fortunate enough to have fire stations around everywhere. typical response times run 5-6 minutes from station dispatch. so the tcs i have rolled up to off duty, theres only time to call it in, make patient contact and start a mental triage and start assessing priority patients. by then theres at least an engine and rescue rolling up to help out. so kind of no need to carry anything.
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Old 05-12-2010, 09:04 AM   #5
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Wow...I was a firefighter/EMT for 7 years and never carried anything like that in my personal vehicle.

I carry a little box in the console with band-aids, ibuprofen, antacids, and pepto pills...lol....my day to day meds!
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Old 05-12-2010, 09:06 AM   #6
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I carry a BLS bag but Im not really going to get caught up in the legal issues of having to much shit on a scene if Im not working in that district. You start spiking bags in random areas you might have a little problem. The use of my bag is mostly personal and used on friends and what not camping and 4 wheeling. I have suture material and stuff like that if Im out in the boonies but I am not about to do to much on someone I have no ties to because I like my license and job.
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I have duct tape, some paper bags, a few rags and a belt. If I can't help beyond that, they're screwed.

There is a LOT of things that can be handled with duct tape...lol
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